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Steven Newcomb: Indigenous nations aren't obligated to follow colonial ideas
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Indigenous nations aren't obligated to follow colonial ideas (August 7, 2017)
There is a false assumption today that Native people have inherited from our ancestors an obligation to meekly accept dominating ideas and judgment, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears lifted as tribes seek day in court (August 1, 2017)
The Crow Tribe, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe, the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, along with tribal religious leaders, are fighting the Trump administration's decision to lift protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.

Gyasi Ross: All of our indigenous creation stories are true didn't you know
Politics
Gyasi Ross: All of our indigenous creation stories are true didn't you know (July 28, 2017)
All the basic scientific thoughts are metaphorically represented in most Native stories of creation and origin, Gyasi Ross writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history
Education | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Teaching students in California about true Native history (July 26, 2017)
An ideal Native Studies curriculum will teach students that the Catholic system of domination resulted in a traumatic holocaust in California, Steven Newcomb writes for Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: European concepts continue to oppress our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: European concepts continue to oppress our nations (July 24, 2017)
Our original nations did not develop the words that are now being used to oppress our lives and our territories, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: Christian domination serves as basis for 'Indian' law
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Christian domination serves as basis for 'Indian' law (July 20, 2017)
Most Native people still do not realize that a mentally created ‘reality’ of Christian domination is embedded in the Johnson v. M’Intosh ruling, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: Religious doctrines remain at root of 'Indian' law (July 19, 2017)
Millions have died because of the Doctrines of Discovery imposed on indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.

Rosalyn LaPier: Climate change poses challenges for tribal communities
Environment | Opinion
Rosalyn LaPier: Climate change poses challenges for tribal communities (July 7, 2017)
Indigenous communities can be resilient and adapt their internal religious beliefs to outside challenges, as Native American tribes from the turn of the 20th century have proven.

Hobby Lobby agrees to $3M fine for importing thousands of artifacts
Law | National | World
Hobby Lobby agrees to $3M fine for importing thousands of artifacts (July 6, 2017)
According to federal authorities, Hobby Lobby purchased more than 5,500 clay artifacts from dealers in the Middle East but did not confirm whether the items had been properly acquired.

Steven Newcomb: United States plays language games with our nations
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: United States plays language games with our nations (July 6, 2017)
The U.S. exhibits its purposeful and continual domination of Indians through the use of carefully constructed phrases, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law comes from the mind of a White man
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Federal Indian law comes from the mind of a White man (June 28, 2017)
The time for a different approach to the conversation of federal Indian law system of domination is now, writes Steven Newcomb on Indian Country Media Network.

Steven Newcomb: Asserting our traditions in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Asserting our traditions in the era of Donald Trump (June 19, 2017)
The Trump empire may lead to further recognition of traditional teachings before its over, Steven Newcomb writes on Indian Country Media Network

Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court holds religious sway over tribes
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court holds religious sway over tribes (June 2, 2017)
To this day Native nations such as the Cupeños are still forced to operate within the constraints of Christian-premised ideas and arguments

Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm indigenous peoples
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Monuments to white supremacy harm indigenous peoples (May 23, 2017)
While the New York Times addressed physical monuments of white supremacy in a recent editorial, they ignored the paper monuments that have affected Indigenous Peoples for years.

Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: The racist and toxic roots of federal Indian policy (May 19, 2017)
We ought to ask ourselves how well we as Native nations and peoples are making the effort to identify and name the domination and dehumanization imposed on our ancestors.

Peter d'Errico: When to collaborate and when to resist colonialism
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: When to collaborate and when to resist colonialism (May 10, 2017)
Native people's relations with colonialism requires as much clear analysis as possible—to gauge when and where to collaborate, when and where to resist.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Days of uncertainty for indigenous peoples (May 1, 2017)
These days of uncertainty, we ask about the historical perspective of trying to make sense of how to live good lives as Native people, even as others burn away our hopes and dreams.

Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communities
Education | Opinion
Rosalyn LaPier: Tradition mixes with science in tribal communities (April 21, 2017)
For many Native Americans, myth and medicine, religion and science, are not viewed as separate, but are interwoven into the fabric of our lives.

Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux woman keeps walking
National
Native Sun News Today: Cheyenne River Sioux woman keeps walking (April 21, 2017)
Despite the grim everyday reality of life on the reservation, the people around Red Scaffold are people of deep faith and heartfelt resolve.

Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine women
Opinion
Tim Giago: Beware of fake medicine men and fake medicine women (April 17, 2017)
For more than 100 years the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, plus the many other tribes of the Northern Plains, have opened up many of their most sacred ceremonies to non-Indians.

Harlan McKosato: Indian people are still being denied basic rights
Opinion
Harlan McKosato: Indian people are still being denied basic rights (April 10, 2017)
The religion-based Muslim travel ban is nothing new; Americans have always exhibited a lack of cultural sensitivity.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continues to battle Dakota Access Pipeline in court
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe continues to battle Dakota Access Pipeline in court (March 28, 2017)
Chairman Harold Frazier remains undaunted even after the wealthy backers of the project announced completion of work in North Dakota.

Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes
Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court nominee acknowledges poor treatment of 'sovereign' tribes (March 22, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court hasn't always been kind to Indian Country but a federal judge from Colorado appears ready to ensure tribes will be treated fairly.

Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis must address legacy of domination
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Pope Francis must address legacy of domination (March 21, 2017)
An institution such as the Vatican, cannot ‘conquer’ then pretend it bears no responsibility.

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sees another Dakota Access setback
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sees another Dakota Access setback (March 20, 2017)
A federal appeals court refused to halt the controversial pipeline, which is almost ready to accept oil.

Options dwindling for tribes as Dakota Access prepares to move oil
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Options dwindling for tribes as Dakota Access prepares to move oil (March 13, 2017)
As thousands of Native citizens and allies participated in a historic march and rally to the White House, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe was escalating a lawsuit in federal court.

Judge refuses to halt Dakota Access as pipeline nears completion
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Judge refuses to halt Dakota Access as pipeline nears completion (March 7, 2017)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe suffered a legal setback with the controversial project just days away from being finished.

Dakota Access revises timeline after making 'very good progress'
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access revises timeline after making 'very good progress' (March 6, 2017)
The pipeline is due to be laid under the Missouri River by the end of the week in anticipation of oil flowing as soon as next week.

Ruling expected this week on injunction against Dakota Access
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Ruling expected this week on injunction against Dakota Access (March 6, 2017)
The outcome comes as tribes and activists are in Washington, D.C., for Native Nations Rise.

Sioux Nation citizens seek to join Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Sioux Nation citizens seek to join Dakota Access Pipeline lawsuit (February 27, 2017)
The 13 citizens, a group that includes LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, are seeking to add President Donald Trump to the ongoing case.

Trump administration opposes injunction against Dakota Access
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Trump administration opposes injunction against Dakota Access (February 22, 2017)
Arguments on an injunction sought by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe take place in federal court on February 28.

Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native America
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: 'Civilization' aims to alienate Native America (February 20, 2017)
My Native ancestry was nearly removed from my consciousness by the Euro-American’s blasphemous need to make me into their image

Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee
Law | National | Politics
Tribes find common ground with Donald Trump on Supreme Court nominee (February 17, 2017)
It's been a rocky start for the Trump administration but the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation's highest court is drawing praise in Indian Country.

Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Hearing on injunction against Dakota Access Pipeline moved to February 28 (February 17, 2017)
The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe are pushing hard to stop the controversial project.

Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access marks growth of imperial American empire
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access marks growth of imperial American empire (February 16, 2017)
Army Corps of Engineers continues the American empire way in Oceti Sakowin Nation territory.

Monte Mills: Tribes turn to courts to battle Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Law | National
Monte Mills: Tribes turn to courts to battle Dakota Access Pipeline (February 16, 2017)
Unlike the voices of thousands who joined the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in protest, the next chapter will be argued by a few lawyers in the pin drop silence of a federal courtroom.

Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Dakota Access ready to start transporting oil sooner than expected (February 13, 2017)
Even though Dakota Access is moving a lot faster than anticipated, a federal judge declined to halt construction activities in North Dakota.

More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Law | National | Politics
More tribes join effort to halt completion of Dakota Access Pipeline (February 13, 2017)
The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is entering a crucial phase as tribes and their citizens place their faith in a system of justice that hasn't always addressed their concerns.

Tribes head back to court in hopes of halting Dakota Access Pipeline
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Tribes head back to court in hopes of halting Dakota Access Pipeline (February 10, 2017)
The fate of the controversial project lies in the hands of a federal judge who has twice refused to stop construction in North Dakota.

Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump ain't seen nothin' yet
Opinion
Native Sun News Today Editorial: Donald Trump ain't seen nothin' yet (February 3, 2017)
Donald Trump has no idea of the spiritual and moral courage that is embodied in the hearts and souls of the Indian people.

Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe
Law | National | Politics
Democrats force a delay in vote on President Trump's tribal jurisdiction foe (January 31, 2017)
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Alabama) has refused to say whether he will defend the tribal jurisdiction provisions of the Violence Against Women Act.

Steven Newcomb: System of domination still being used against our nations
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: System of domination still being used against our nations (January 26, 2017)
'The assumed right and reality system of domination remains disguised.'

Steven Newcomb: Our indigenous nations were never conquered
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Our indigenous nations were never conquered (January 11, 2017)
'The federal Indian domination system is premised on the invaders’ claim to have a right to oppress our rightfully free and independent nations.'

Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraud
Education | Law
Hopi Tribe banishes non-Indian couple accused of federal fraud (January 10, 2017)
Thane Epefanio and his wife, Michelle, worked at a private religious school on the reservation in Arizona.

Steven Newcomb: Oceti Sakowin never surrendered lands to United States
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Oceti Sakowin never surrendered lands to United States (January 2, 2017)
'It is outrageous to see the photos of people injured by North Dakota’s brutal police actions at Standing Rock.'

Steven Newcomb: What the mainstream media won't show at Standing Rock
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: What the mainstream media won't show at Standing Rock (December 12, 2016)
The U.S. Dakota territorial act specifies that no Indian land shall become part of the territory of Dakota until the Indians consent in a treaty with the United States.

Mary Annette Pember: Tribal member arrested for string of arsons on Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation
Environment | Law
Mary Annette Pember: Tribal member arrested for string of arsons on Lac Courte Oreilles Reservation (December 2, 2016)
A series of suspicious fires that targeted religious structures on the reservation in Wisconsin might be finally be solved.

Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump era
Opinion | Politics
Steve Russell: Resisting apartheid and genocide in the Donald Trump era (November 30, 2016)
'I can’t deny that Muslims believe some silly stuff. So do Christians and Jews.'

Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous renaissance starts with family
Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Indigenous renaissance starts with family (November 28, 2016)
Our ancestors wanted us to understand the newcomer’s ways so we would be able to survive, compete, and prosper far into the future.

Steven Newcomb: All bets are off with Donald Trump as president
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: All bets are off with Donald Trump as president (November 28, 2016)
'What’s likely coming is an era of Christian Dominionism, an ideological orientation committed to the belief that the Bible and fundamentalist Christianity ought to serve as a guide and backdrop for governing the American body politic.'

Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination
Opinion
Tim Giago: Thanksgiving is America's holiday of the imagination (November 21, 2016)
There is a saying amongst the Lakota that when the Pilgrims first landed at Plymouth Rock they fell on their knees and prayed and then they fell on the Indians and preyed.

Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access Pipeline is about colonization
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Dakota Access Pipeline is about colonization (November 14, 2016)
'We need to be calling into question the taken for granted false assumptions upon which U.S. federal Indian law was founded.'

Peter d'Errico: Law isn't the only field in need of being decolonized
Opinion
Peter d'Errico: Law isn't the only field in need of being decolonized (November 7, 2016)
'Most folks probably don't think about archaeology when they look at U.S. federal Indian law—and vice versa.'

Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court still clinging to racist doctrine
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Supreme Court still clinging to racist doctrine (November 3, 2016)
'The same doctrine of Christian discovery and domination that Columbus had used to claim various non-Christian islands was used by Justice Ginsburg as the backdrop for her legal opinion in City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York.'

Steven Newcomb: Getting to the origins of federal Indian law
Opinion
Steven Newcomb: Getting to the origins of federal Indian law (October 24, 2016)
How were the Christian nations supposed to 'acquire' lands 'occupied by heathens and infidels?'

Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system diminishes Native people
Education | Opinion
Ivan Star Comes Out: Education system diminishes Native people (October 20, 2016)
As Natives, we have been omitted from history texts, as taught in the American school system.

Tuffy Lunderman: Five hundred years of Indian Country resilience
Opinion
Tuffy Lunderman: Five hundred years of Indian Country resilience (October 17, 2016)
Because the Lakota lacked an immigration policy they went from being 100 percent of the population to approximately 1 percent today.

James Giago Davies: Understanding who we are as Lakota people
Opinion
James Giago Davies: Understanding who we are as Lakota people (October 4, 2016)
Each Lakota should be free to express his beliefs and ideas without having to kowtow to some other Lakota’s idea of what they should be.

Steven Newcomb: System of domination at play in #NoDAPL fight
Law | Opinion
Steven Newcomb: System of domination at play in #NoDAPL fight (October 3, 2016)
'On what basis did the invading colonizers first assume that our free nations and our ancestors were subject to the ideas and arguments of the Christian world?'

Dave Archambault Sr.: The roots of the battle at Standing Rock
Opinion
Dave Archambault Sr.: The roots of the battle at Standing Rock (September 29, 2016)
To understand the problem that the Standing Rock Sioux is having with the construction of a pipeline that is being built just 500 feet from their reservation boundary, one has to understand the roots of the disagreement.

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